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Shenmen HT 7: Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

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Shenmen HT 7: Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method

Shenmen HT 7: Nomenclature, Location, Function, Indication, Method
August 20
21:51 2018
Shenmen-HT7

Shenmen-HT7

Nomenclature:

Shen: mind Men: door
The heart houses the mind. This point is a door for the mind.

Location:

On the palmar ulnar end of the transverse creast of the wrist, in the depression on the radial side of the tendon of m. flexor carpi ulnaris.

Indications of shenmen:

  • Main point for heart disease such as palpitations, cardiac pain, tachycardia, arrhythmia, etc.
  • Insomnia, forgetfulness, dementia, psychosis epilepsy.
  • Pain of wrist joint, numbness of ulnar nerve.

Method:

Puncture perpendicularly 0.3~0.5 cun.

Remark:

Shu-Stream Point, Yuan-Source Point.
Son (Reducing ) point.
Main Point for heart diseases.

Precaution:

The ulnar artery and ulnar nerve lie adjacent to this point.

Read about other points of Pericardium Meridian:

HT1-Jiquan- 极泉   HT2-Qingling- 青灵   HT3-Shaohai-少海  HT4-Lingdao-灵道   HT5-Tongli-通里  HT6-Yinxi-阴郄   HT8-Shaofu-少府

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